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Explanatory Pamphlet for Continent-Ocean Transect B3: Juan De Fuca Spreading Ridge to Montana Thrust Belt

By
Darrel S. Cowan
Darrel S. Cowan
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
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Published:
January 01, 1986

Abstract

The theme of these explanatory notes is the westward growth of the North American continent in the region transected by the strip maps and cross-sections on the accompanying displays. The focus is on continent-ocean interactions and on the transition from the Precambrian sialic basement of North America to accreted terranes during Mesozoic and Cenozoic time. The first section describes the active plate boundaries along which the Juan de Fuca plate is being created and consumed. Next is a brief review of major tectonic events during which diverse terranes were accreted to the margin of North America.

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DNAG, Continent-Ocean Transect Series

B-3 Juan de Fuca Spreading Ridge to Montana Thrust Belt

Darrell S. Cowan
Darrell S. Cowan
Principal Compilers
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Christopher J. Potter
Christopher J. Potter
Principal Compilers
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M. T. Brandon
M. T. Brandon
Contributions
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D. M. Fountain
D. M. Fountain
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D. W. Hyndman
D. W. Hyndman
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S. Y. Johnson
S. Y. Johnson
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B.T.R. Lewis
B.T.R. Lewis
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K. J. McClain
K. J. McClain
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D. A. Swanson
D. A. Swanson
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R. C. Speed
R. C. Speed
Coordinator
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Geological Society of America
Volume
9
ISBN electronic:
9780813754284
Publication date:
January 01, 1986

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